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August 8, 2017
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Feats of Fabrication: Truly Prismatic Glass
What was once only possible on small cut-glass dishes and tableware, prismatic glass is now available for facades and large architectural installations. There are prismatic-type glasses out there, but only truly prismatic glass produces rainbows. Achieving those rainbows, however, requires no small feat of glass fabrication.
 
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Industry news
Ferro Corp. Acquires Dip-Tech
 
Trex Co. Acquires SC Railing
 
Guardian Glass to Launch New Jumbo Coater in 2018
 
ADM Partners with Master Italy Srl
 
GlasFab Launches Virtual Technical Services
 
Erdman Welcomes New Western Regional Sales Manager
 
 
Event news
FeneTech to Develop IoT Communication Standard, Host Information Sessions at GlassBuild
 
GANA to Host Fall Conference with Modified Format in Atlanta
 
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Product Spotlight
iQuote from A+W Software
Meet the demand of and dealers with this easy-to-use “point and click” quoting and web-based ordering system. Online, day or night, the intuitive A+W iQuote makes it simple for non-experts to submit factory-compliant orders directly into your production queue. Learn more and request a live product demo today at A-WBizPro.com.
 
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Railing Specification: How does a specifier select the correct system?
By Andrew Chatfield
With so many factors involved in railing systems, specifiers must be able to move quickly and with confidence in their specifications. So how can a specifier select the right system for the job? 
From the Fabricator: Remembering Russ
By Max Perilstein
As most of you surely know by now, former Guardian leader Russ Ebeid passed away at the age of 77. Russ was a unique man, a powerful man, and someone who I had tremendous respect for. 
Great Glazing
The Bell Museum of Natural History and Planetarium

Contract glazier: Empirehouse Inc.
Glass fabricator: Viracon
Metal systems manufacturer: EFCO Corp.

The Bell Museum is Minnesota’s state natural history museum, founded in 1872. The new Bell Museum of Natural History and Planetarium in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, will open in summer 2018. The project features bird-safe fritted glass windows over 30 percent of the building, including a second-floor box window, 25 feet high by 80 feet wide. Read more...

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